Jammu, Jan 28: Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party & Executive Chairman of State Legal Aid Committee, J&K urged the Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh, to convene an urgent meeting of J&K recognized political parties to work out an understanding with them for next political follow-up in Governor ruled State of J&K. NPP Supremo reminded the Prime Minister and the Union Home Minister that J&K Constitution does not follow the Constitution of India in the strict sense.
He said that J&K Assembly has six years tenure and it has not followed the Central Law to hold delimitation of the constituencies. In J&K, the state Assembly introduced a Law that elections shall be held after 2030. This means that there shall be no census between 2000 and 2030. The Parliament had reversed this Law when this was introduced by a political party extending the life of the Parliament and the State Assemblies to six years in 1977. The another Law was introduced that delimitation of the constituencies shall not take before the census of 2031. This was reversed by the Parliament of India under Janata Party government. Unfortunately, Govt. of J&K did not reverse this Law and stuck to the earlier law.
Prof.Bhim Singh said that J&K is running under illegal system and in violation of rule of law as well as the Constitution of India. He said that J&K political parties who got a chance to govern J&K would not like to grant civil rights or political rights guaranteed to the citizens of India in the rest of the country. He said that these are the ruling parties in J&K which include the Congress, National Conference and newly born PDP who want all dictatorial law introduced by them to remain in force so that they get opportunity to rule J&K without granting an opportunity to the residents of J&K to enjoy freedom and democracy that is available to the citizens of India in the rest of the country.
He urged the Union Home Minister to convene the meeting of all J&K recognized political parties as well as the Hurriyat Conference.Hurriyat Conference has ex-legislators in it and they also deserve to be invited. Simultaneously Scheduled Tribes, Gujjar, Bakerwals and Gaddies need to be granted reasonable reservation in J&K who have not been given this benefit since they were declared as Scheduled Tribes during the premiership of Shri Chander Shekhar.
NPP Supremo disagreed with the idea of holding election in J&K for the State Assembly along with Parliament election in the rest of the country. He strongly argued that this is a fraud which is being jointly invoked to deprive the Indian citizens in J&K of their fundamental rights as was done in 1954 by introducing a Presidential Order to add ‘A’ to Article 35 thus making it Article 35-A which deprived the people of J&K of fundamental rights as the State machinery/government became master of the Chapter-III in the Indian Constitution dealing with fundamental rights.
What a shame that a District Magistrate in J&K remained authorized to violate any of the fundamental rights in J&K. The fundamental rights at present, remained under the command of Govt. of J&K, when there is no government, the District Magistrate remains the master of the Chapter on fundamental rights. All those who governed J&K and are dreaming to govern in future they want Article 35-A because this provides a sword to the ruling clique in J&K. Prof.Bhim Singh strongly appealed the Home Minister to convene the meeting of the representatives of the parties operating in J&K.
He said he is appealing the Home Minister because there is President’s Rule in J&K that is it is the Union Home Minister who is authorized to deal with the matters. He said that involvement of all political parties operating in J&K is essential and in the greater interest of the entire nation.